December 20, 2014

Brewers face Cubs tonight

The Milwaukee Brewers open a three-game series against the rival Chicago Cubs at Miller Park tonight.

Matt Garza (0-2, 4.50) faces one of his former teams when he takes the mound for the Brewers.  Former Brewer Carlos Villanueva (1-4, 10.93) will face his former team.

The Cubs are coming off a 4-game split against Arizona at Wrigley Field.  The Brewers had the day off yesterday, after they took 2 of 3 from the San Diego Padres.

Brandon Kintzler

The Brewers on Thursday, reinstated reliever Brandon Kintzler from the 15-day disabled list and optioned reliever Alfredo Figaro to Class AAA Nashville.

Kintzler has been nursing a strained right rotator cuff.  He has not allowed a run in five previous outings for the Brewers this season.